Echizen Washi in Tokyo

When Joanna and I visited Fukui back in May, we were lucky enough to see Mr. Sugihara and his staff inspect one of their washi pieces that was to be shipped out to Tokyo that day.

The three long pieces were made to resemble a “bee hive” with the multiple holes in various sizes throughout.

The three large sheets were then formed into a cylinder shape, to create one enormous lamp shade at Ginza Phoenix Plaza in Tokyo:

More pictures can be seen here: http://www.washiya.com/b2b/ipec21/sh/sample2/268/index.htm

 

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